These days, even the health conscious are wondering what expenses they can cut. But for many, pure, bottled water is a necessity, not a luxury. If you drink a lot of bottled water, or like to carry bottled water with you when you’re “out and about,” it can cost you quite a bundle.
Enter the Bobble bottle. The lightweight, clear plastic, colorful topped bottle is not any old bottle. This one has it’s own filtration system that filters water as you drink. The Bobble bottle will filter the equivalent of at least 300 water bottles, with a carbon filter that is a proven, powerful chemical absorbent. As water passes over the filter, the negative ions of contaminants are drawn to the carbon granules, where they remain. The filtered water has a cleaner, crisper taste and meets or exceeds NSF International Standard 42, the standard that governs public and private drinking water. To make things more fun, the filter top comes in six different colors ( photo above) so everyone in the family can have their own.
Instead of paying for individual bottles of Spring water, you can use water from the tap, as the filter is designed to remove chlorine and organic contaminants from municipal tap water. The result is clean, budget minded, portable water that not only tastes good, it is good for you, and the planet. And a Bobble bottle costs just $9.95!
According to the press literature I read, Americans spend over $15 billion every year to satisfy their thirst for bottled water. But most plastic bottles are discarded, ending up in landfills, in oceans and on sidewalks. Bobble is re-useable, so less plastic ends up in being trashed, and less plastic needs to be created. In fact, the Bobble bottle is made from recycled plastic and is free of BPA, Phthalates and PVC.
There seems to be absolutely no downside to the Bobble. Fill it before you leave home, and re-fill it the next time you are near a sink, saving the need to buy bottled water on the run when you’re thirsty. It’s also the perfect travel companion in the airport these days (bring it empty through security, then fill it with drinking fountain water, and the impurities will be filtered out).
The only thing that I didn’t like (and this is true of all water bottles with filtration during the first few uses) is that initially, it takes a while to get the water through the carbon filter. At first use, you need to fill the Bobble with water and squeeze it through one time; this gets rid of any loose carbon. But you’ll have to work a little harder to get the water through the filter than a bottle without a filter. However, the longer you Bobble, the easier it is to get the water through the filter and into your mouth. The filter should be replaced every two months or after filtering approximately 40 gallons, or 150 liters, of water.
This is a great gift idea (mother’s day and father’s day is coming up and a Bobble makes an unusual gift. It’s also a fun way to get the rest of your family to drink more water. Little things like this can make a big difference in your health and well being. I love Bobble!
Bobble launched March 1st, in multiple retail outlets, including Bed Bath & Beyond, JC Penney, Barnes & Noble, Wegmans, and Whole Foods. There will be other outlets in the months ahead, but you can also purchase it online, on the Bobble Web Site..
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